Diabetes Brain Program

  • In this program we study how obesity and diabetes affect the brain, and explore nutritional and lifestyle interventions to counteract the effect of diabetes and obesity on cognition.
  • This program helps fill a research gap by studying the effects of diabetes and obesity on Los Angeles Latinx population.
  • The project takes advantage of the resources, population and expertise of the Roybal Dementia Program led by Dr. Yassine at the Roybal Comprehensive Healthcare Clinic in East Los Angeles in collaboration with the USC Alzheimer Disease Research Center at Keck School of Medicine led by Dr. Helena Chui. This clinic is run by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) and serves a predominantly Latinx population.